Harmony Part I and Giveaway from Hanami Gallery

Hi there~

My name is Sarah from Hanami Gallery. I am going to be blogging here every month on the 26th, so look forward to it! Why the 26th? Well because I was born December 26th 19... waiiittt lets just stick to December 26th~ Nice to meet you and please take care of me~

So whats harmony got to do with anything? Well all team members of Arts in RI were proposed with a challenge under the theme of harmony. ENTER CHALLENGER: Hanami Gallery (dun dun dunnnn). So the first thought to my crazy head was doing ying and yang. So here is what I came up with:
Except these are not harmony! The pattern is not a symmetric pattern, or what I would consider harmonic, so I figured I would do these pieces in color to mask the inharmonious pattern. I tried to do complimentary colors, but if you notice in different shades.


First up was the purple and yellow one~ This one I tried to do in a very purple and yellow shade. I did not take any color liberty here. This one is mounted on a gold barrette. This one I will be posting tomorrow in my Etsy shop (this will be important later).

The second one I worked on was the pink and green one. I did not want to do red and green due the resemblance to Christmas. This one is mounted on a comb. This one I will be posting on August 3rd. You will want to check that listing to see if you are a winner in the giveaway - more to come later on this~ promise~


The last one I worked on was the blue and orange. I tried to do a pale greyed out blue with an orange with a slightly pink tint. I took the most color liberty with piece. Lastly this one is mounted on an alligator clip (all different clips!). This one will be posted August 10th.

My next posting on August 26th will feature my true harmony themed piece. It will have more of a resemblance to ying and yang and I am really excited to work on the piece next month, so look forward to it~ Now onto the good stuff....the giveaway~

In celebration for my new dedication to doing blog posts every month here I am giving away a piece. It is not my usual tsumami kanzashi, but rather an alpaca kanzashi~
I made this piece out of 100% alpaca. I crocheted up the flower and dyed it in shades of pink and purple. It is mounted on a barrette and has two beads on it. The back is 100% wool felt. This is truly one of a kind. I made these especially for an event and have this one left over. I plan to never make this again, so you will truly receive a unique and special item. The flower is about 2" in diameter and the whole piece is about 3" long.

So how do you enter to win this soft pretty piece. Easy! There is a list of our shops to the right! Visit one (or multiple!!) and comment about an item you like, and a week from today I will randomly select a winner and then announce it on August 3rd in my Etsy posting for the pink and green piece listed above.




******UPDATE: WINNER noble beeyotch!

Thank you to all that participated~ I really appreciated it and I hope to see you again~
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18 Responses
  1. Audrey Says:

    Great blog! My youngest son was born on Dec. 26, 1991


  2. thanx! cool!!! we can celebrate together~ hahaha


  3. carmel Says:

    They are beautiful flowers!! Well done :)


  4. Julie Beck Says:

    great flowers, great blog post, and great giveaway!


  5. carmel Says:

    I have looked at 6 different shops so far and my fav is your rainbow delight kanzashi :) The love stinks pendant by venbead is gorgeous and so is pinklemonades floribunda bag.


  6. I love this from one of your shops, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21922660

    I checked almost all your shops...they are awesome!!!


  7. Elizabeth W Says:

    Hehe, I like the name of this shop and the item! Sick Feet's Junk Box is my favorite!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12234855
    The name had drawn me to their shop, and yes, after looking at some other shops, this one is my favorite!
    Beautiful blog by the way, and this is a beautiful pin that you are giving away! Thanks!!

    MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com


  8. klynch Says:

    oo those are so cute!! where can I get one what is the cost!! collecting hair things until my daughter has some to put them in!!


  9. Lee Beth Says:

    Hello. Just found your blog. I think your stuff is really interesting. New follower. Feel free to come check out my blog if you'd like.


  10. Sheila Says:

    Oh my goodness! I love your flowers! My favorite is the Carnival Time in your HanamiGallery shop! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!


  11. Abby Says:

    I seriously love those map journals but those hair pieces above are gorgeous!









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  12. Deborah Says:

    I totally LOVE Scarlett A-Line by Pink Lemonade Boutique ...


  13. Deborah Says:

    I totally love Scarlett A-line
    Pink Lemonade Boutique


  14. susan Says:

    Oh they are all so pretty, so talented! but I just love love love the Scarlett A-Line so well done!


  15. Lily Says:

    i love the mix tape screenprinted stationery set by heather jeany!


  16. Aik Says:

    I love the Korea Travel Journal by Kristin Crane.

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    aikychien at yahoo dot com


  17. susana Says:

    oh my god thats very beautiful flowers....

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  18. Julie Says:

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    that every thing here is getting more lively...thanks a lot for these keep them coming....

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